Citizenship, Europe and Change

  • Paul Close

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About this book


Citizenship, Europe and Change is about the implications of the evolution of the European Union and the emergence of European supra-citizenship for the people of Europe. It addresses the way in which these implications are crucially mediated by inequalities according to social class, age- generation, race-ethnicity and sex-gender. An analytical framework is presented in terms of which European society, processes and change are decisively shaped within a hierarchy of political communities and conflicts, and driven by fundamental societal contradictions. Attention is paid to conceptual and theoretical issues, and there is a critical examination of the impact of social policy, motivated by a commitment to European integration and supra-citizenship in so far as these things benefit the people of Europe, especially the disadvantaged and excluded.


Asylum conflict European Integration European Union European Union (EU) evolution gender Generation Integration migration Nation nationality Policy social change social policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Close
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of European StudiesUK
  2. 2.University of DerbyUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-62831-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23780-7
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